Imagine living in a house where you can voice activate most of the appliances in the home. From the shower, kitchen, to lighting up the house. Imagine having a thermostat in the house that can be activated through your voice. It would seem like the future. With the beginning of a new decade, it seems like the future is finally here.

We live in a world where Wi-Fi and the internet have been integrated into all the electronics that we use, we have smartphones, smart TV’s, Smartwatches, and the list continues to smart houses. Every single one of us wants a home that will make life easier through the use of technology. Most people are looking for more privacy, have more control over their security, less cost, and also live a more sustainable life without putting the environment at risk.

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So the real estate industry is changing, and this is an inevitable change, where more consumers are getting into smart homes, and they demand more homes with futuristic qualities than before. Adoption of technology in real estate is inevitable because consumers are looking to enter into smart homes, so as we enter into a new decade, there is a high chance that the real estate will move towards the adoption of smart homes.

The 2020 consumer electronics show was held in Las Vegas, and the purpose of this show was to showcase what to expect over the next decade in terms of electronics. Most of the guests were leaning towards the idea of smart homes in real estate.

“Internet of things should be rebranded into the intelligence of things” this was a suggestion by Steve Koeing, the vice president of research at CTA. He also said that there are many electronic appliances that may be applied in a smart home. So the consumers need to provide more data about how they would want a smart home to look like.

Realtors are key proponents.

No matter how efficient the technology becomes, the real estate industry will always need real estate agents. In the adoption of smart homes, to meet the rising demand by consumers, there will need to be the realtors to get the information about home preferences from home buyers.

Every home selling process must go through a realtor, so the realtor connects home buyers and home sellers. The role played by the real estate agent is to inform the seller what consumers want, and home sellers have to upgrade their homes to meet the preference of the buyers.

 So realtors will play a significant role in the adoption of smart houses in this decade because they connect home sellers and home buyers, and also they have more information about consumer preference than any other players within the real estate industry.

According to a smart home and realtor’s report, conducted by the national association of realtors’ research department, clients are looking for housing that implements housing technology, or at least technology that is compatible with their smartphones.

So if you are looking to purchase or sell a smart home, getting a realtor should be the first step, they have information about houses you will never find on the internet. Upnest can connect you to a professional realtor within 24 hours. Make sure to go through the Upnest customer reviews as you look for a licensed real estate agent near you.